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Evaluation of treatment, approach, and surgical instrument preferences among surgeons: A survey [Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci ]
Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(1): 6-14 | DOI: 10.14744/less.2013.35220

Evaluation of treatment, approach, and surgical instrument preferences among surgeons: A survey

Göksin Özel1, Güvenç Koçkaya1, Sultan Özcan1, Hülya Tiner1, Hakan Karadağ2, Ruhi Kadaifci3, Yıldırım Gülhan4
1Covidien, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
3Medvice Medical Consultancy, Istanbul, Turkey
4Department of Health Management, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate daily practice among a population of surgeons.
METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to randomly selected general surgeons, gynecologists, urologists, and thoracic surgeons from the following 12 cities: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Manisa, Mersin, and Samsun.
RESULTS: Surgeons administer deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in 65% of their patients. Laparoscopic surgery is the most frequently performed procedure for cholelithiasis and antireflux treatment. The dominant factor in the selection of new surgical device is cost-effectiveness. There is an increasing preference for single-port laparoscopy. The impact of surgeons on purchase of new surgical device is at most 50%.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: his is the first survey performed in Turkey that evaluated preferences and practices of surgeons among a population that reflects practices countrywide.

Keywords: Surgeon, preference, questionnaire, survey

Göksin Özel, Güvenç Koçkaya, Sultan Özcan, Hülya Tiner, Hakan Karadağ, Ruhi Kadaifci, Yıldırım Gülhan. Evaluation of treatment, approach, and surgical instrument preferences among surgeons: A survey. Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(1): 6-14

Corresponding Author: Güvenç Koçkaya, Türkiye
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